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Embellish Ribbon Color Challenge :: Congrats

Hey Bleeps! It’s Friday and time for another Embellish Color Challenge! This challenge is sponsored by May Arts! That means we get to use ribbon! Oh how I love to embellish my projects with ribbon! The colors are super fun and include, turquoise, brown, and pink. Go on over and take a peek! Up for grabs, is an assortment of great May Arts ribbon. Have fun playing along with the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
  1. Make A2 card from brown cardstock.
  2. Trim white paper strip, stamp floral background, and embellish with brown marker.
  3. Tie ribbon into a bow around white strip, then adhere to card front.
  4. Add turquoise strip to the bottom of card front.
  5. Adhere pearl flourish.
  6. Stamp sentiment and adhere with foam adhesive.
  7. Punch butterfly and adhere.
  8. Round upper right corner of card.
Stamps :: PTI – background basics (petal power), signature greetings
Ink :: SEI – turquoise; SU! – brown marker; Clear Snap – chestnut
Paper :: PTI – dark chocolate, white; Bazzill – turquoise
Embellishments :: May Arts – faux suede ribbon; Prima – pearl flourish
Tools :: Martha Stewart- butterfly punch; We R Memory Keepers – corner chomper
JenJanuary 29, 2010 - 2:20 am

oh yum…ribbon and those colors, you got it girl!! beautiful sample…as always! have you made your jewerly yet!? i love my necklace and am going to get the whole of my stash made tomorrow…YEA!! toodles!:)

Be(e)January 29, 2010 - 4:45 am

Your card looks so stunning! So rich with the fab ribbon and the pearls! A real eye-catcher.

MelissaJanuary 29, 2010 - 9:06 am

What a fun challenge! Your card is gorgeous with those pretty pearls and beautiful ribbon!

LaurelJanuary 29, 2010 - 9:32 am

Beautiful card! I'm all over that challenge!

Courtney BakerJanuary 29, 2010 - 10:04 am

Ashley your card is way pretty! Great challenge too (now can I leave work to go play?)

Heather P.January 29, 2010 - 10:15 am

This is sooooooo pretty! Just look at that yummy flourish!

Heather in FLJanuary 29, 2010 - 10:41 am

So pretty…LOVE the swirly pearls!

mom2christopherJanuary 29, 2010 - 10:46 am

Absolutely lovely! Great color combo and gems! :) Kathy

Charlene AustinJanuary 29, 2010 - 6:14 pm

AMAZING! Love it GF. That has to be the most perfect bow I have ever seen.

Amy ShefferJanuary 29, 2010 - 8:38 pm

Oooooo, stunning card, Ashley! Great color combo! Loved meeting you at CHA :)

Sharnee TorrentsJanuary 30, 2010 - 2:35 am

Ohhh to get this card! I'd have to frame it!! Those swirls with the pearls and the amazingly gorgeous bow!!!! WOW!!!! Ashley your cards are pieces of art!!
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Alice WertzJanuary 30, 2010 - 4:58 am

gorgeous card! love those yummy colors together!!

62 Cards - Sammye JoJanuary 30, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Love your take on it! Beautiful!

Sammye Jo
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JenniferJanuary 30, 2010 - 5:43 pm

lovein' this card!

SavitriJanuary 31, 2010 - 11:00 am

Very pretty1!! Love the swirls!

Angie TiemanJanuary 31, 2010 - 1:55 pm

Yumm-o colors and I love your sample with all that pink pearly bling!

TiffanyJanuary 31, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Absolutely beautiful, love all the swirls of pearls, so delicate!

MeganFebruary 2, 2010 - 10:26 pm

This card is super cute! I love the florish!


Hey! You all ought to know that I love to say “Hey!” So, I got this cute stamp set by The Stamps of Life! This is a quick and fun card to make. The stitching is a bit quirky, but I liked the end result. Enjoy your Friday Eve! I’m so happy the weekend is almost here!
Thanks for taking a peek today!
  1. Make 4.25″ square card base.
  2. Trim patterned paper strips, adhere to card front, and add stitching.
  3. Stamp “hey” on tag, then add ribbon.
  4. Attach tag to card front with foam adhesive.
  5. To create flower embellishments, stamp flower, add epoxy sticker and cut out!
Stamps :: The Stamps of Life – hello2you
Ink :: PTI – raspberry fizz
Paper :: PTI – kraft, bitty box, in bloom, raspberry fizz mix (patterned paper)
Embellishments :: EK Success – epoxy sticker; KaiserCraft – rhinestone; PTI – ribbon; Nice Package Shop – mini tag
Tools :: thread, sewing machine
Laura O'DonnellJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:29 am

love it!

Kate LewisJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:47 am

Hi Ashley, hope you're well! I love this card – the kraft and pink are great together! Hugs, Kate x

LaurelJanuary 28, 2010 - 9:34 am

I love this!

Courtney BakerJanuary 28, 2010 - 9:41 am

I love this and the quirky stitching!

Heather P.January 28, 2010 - 9:58 am

Ooo, the quirky stitching is F.U.N! What a fabulous card, there's just something about pink that starts my day off right! :)

reeree62January 28, 2010 - 11:12 am

Love this, Ashley!!

Paloma GomezJanuary 28, 2010 - 12:54 pm

love it!

milkshake007January 28, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Love it!
Saw your wonderful card in the Jan/Feb issue of the Paper crafts magazine…….!
Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Beth MJanuary 28, 2010 - 3:38 pm

I love this! Kraft and Pink . . . perfect combo!

janeskeepsakesJanuary 28, 2010 - 6:46 pm

Like your project!

TiffanyJanuary 28, 2010 - 7:46 pm

Love your stitching, so much fun and the pinks are so vibrant!

BrookeJanuary 28, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Gorgeous card – LOVE the colours!

Two Happy StampersJanuary 28, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Love it, and that stitching adds a lot of character! =)

clouds shadlerJanuary 29, 2010 - 1:09 am

ooh, so cute and girly! what awesome way to use pink with kraft!

Clouds :D

mom2christopherJanuary 29, 2010 - 10:46 am

Love this card! Great patterned papers and stitching! :)

Monika/BuzsyJanuary 29, 2010 - 6:18 pm

Fabulous cards! I love those pretty pearsl and the great colors. TFS!

RubyJanuary 30, 2010 - 3:57 am

Lovely cards Ashley. I especially like your quirky stitching, I think it really finishes off the card perfectly :o)

SavitriJanuary 31, 2010 - 11:01 am

I need a different sewing machine so that i can have different stitches. Now I just have two options. Cute cute design!!

Angie TiemanJanuary 31, 2010 - 1:54 pm

Love this! Those quirky stitches are great and I may have to get that uber cute stamp set!

Geny (Mommy Geny)February 1, 2010 - 3:46 pm

Fantastic card Ashley!

Miss You

Hey there, Bleeps! I’m missing CHA, so here’s a card for all of my friends I saw in California! Miss ya’ll already! This card is a ‘publication reject!’ Sometimes, the cards I submit for publication do not get picked up. The good thing about getting rejected is that I get to still share them here with my Bleeps! Most times when I submit, I get rejections. I am okay with that because I understand that publishers are selective about the projects shown in their publications for a variety of reasons, from color combinations to design elements. It does not mean that the project is not good. Sometimes, a card presented for one publication is rejected, but accepted for another because the it fits a different publication better (this could be the same publisher). I just wanted to share a bit about my publishing experiences. It’s a job. I have fun submitting every month. You just have to try.
Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Make an A2 card from cardstock.
  2. Trim polka dot patterned paper strip and adhere to card front.
  3. Ink leaves, then use the kissing technique and stamp polka dot stamp overtop, then stamp on cream cardstock.
  4. Cut out leaves and adhere to card front.
  5. Tie ribbon into a bow and add button embellishment.
  6. Die cut scallop circle from felt and add stitching.
  7. Adhere sticker letters to spell “miss you,” then adhere scallop circle die cut to card front.


Stamps :: Papertrey Ink- turning a new leaf; SU! – polka dot
Ink :: Papertrey Ink – raspberry fizz
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – vintage cream; SU! – bermuda bay; Cosmo Cricket – early bird collection (patterned paper)
Embellishments :: Heather Bailey – felt; thread; Making Memories – letter stickers; Papertrey Ink – ribbon, button; straight pins; twine
Tools :: sewing machine; Spellbinders – scallop circle nestabilities, wizard
SavitriJanuary 27, 2010 - 1:26 am

Wish I went and met you all! Gorgeous card… reject or not :)

JenJanuary 27, 2010 - 2:30 am

it was so great to meet you and get to know you a bit better…shopping for beads and such…a great memory!! :) love the colors for this card…beautiful!!

Heather P.January 27, 2010 - 3:15 am

This is such a fun card! Love the playful colors! :)

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hello! i'm a russian girl new to your blog and i can say i really adore your works!)

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hello! i'm a russian girl new to your blog and i can say i really adore your works!)

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hello! i'm a russian girl new to your blog and i can say i really adore your works!)

Be(e)January 27, 2010 - 4:17 am

A bright and cheerful card! fun.

Charmaine (CharmWarm)January 27, 2010 - 7:12 am

What a happy card! Makes me smile! I LOVE it!

MichelleJanuary 27, 2010 - 7:46 am

Nodding my head like yeah….girl, if it weren't for publication rejects, I'd have nothing to share on my blog – LOL This is a fun card….funky even – orange and pink and yellow – far out!

Lucy AbramsJanuary 27, 2010 - 4:11 pm

What a CUTE and funky card. LOVE the bright polka dots. Gorgeous.

Courtney BakerJanuary 27, 2010 - 5:44 pm

Look at you busting out the colors. I'm missing CHA too. It was so fun, huh?

Great card I really like whatever you did the leaf image!

Stamping CafeJanuary 27, 2010 - 6:19 pm

What a gorgeous and fun card, Ashely! Love the happy colors and the stitching on the circle!!

mom2christopherJanuary 27, 2010 - 7:54 pm

Very cool! Love the colorful title and the stitching! :) Kathy

Lea L.January 27, 2010 - 11:56 pm

So pretty! I love the bright and vivid colors!


StephJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:16 am

super fun and cute card. it was really nice to meet and hang with you last weekend.

sarahmartinaJanuary 28, 2010 - 2:06 am

Super fun card, Ash! :-)

anyaJanuary 28, 2010 - 11:16 am

I really like this card Ashley. The stitched felt accent is really fun – I should do this more often!

~kelly marie~January 29, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Gorgeous card! I just love the color combo!